Sunday, December 21, 2008

Lavender Eye Pillow Tutorial

At the craft fair last weekend, my aromatherapy lavender eye pillows were a hit! I got the idea from my friend Diana for an easy first sewing project.

What you'll need:

Silk or soft cotton fabric, cut into a 4.5" x 19" piece
3/4 cup flaxseed
1/4 cup dried lavender (both flaxseed and lavender can be found at a natural foods store)

Step 1: Fold the fabric together lengthwise so the two 4.5" edges are alligned, and the nice sides of the fabric are touching each other.

Step 2: Stitch the two long edges on the side together allowing about a one inch seam allowance.

Step 3: Turn the fabric inside out.

Step 4: Mix the flaxseeds and lavender in a bowl.

Step 5: Using a funnel or something that makes it easier to pour, pour the mix into the pouch.

Step 6: Fold the top end of the pouch in about half an inch, and sew to close.

Step 7: Place over your eyes and sleep tight!